on my mind this week
Posted on: July 3rd 2015
I’ve got a question for you today:
If, as you likely know by now, you are 90% bacteria and 10% human, just who (or what) are you feeding when you sit down to your morning meal?
Honestly, it’s not a trick question. And if you think about it with that data in mind (shall I say it again? 90% bacteria and 10% human), I believe you know the answer.
Yet bacteria aren’t just good or bad. As Michael Pollan stated in a 2013 NY Times Magazine article called ‘Some of My Best Friends are Germs':
These bacteria, which number around 100 trillion, are living (and dying) right now on the surface of my skin, on my tongue and deep in the coils of my intestines, where the largest contingent of them will be found, a pound or two of microbes together forming a vast, largely uncharted interior wilderness that scientists are just beginning to map.
And while we’re still learning more each day (mapping what’s going on with those microbes and how they influence our states of health and illness, from gut to brain and immunity to pain), it is time for each one of us to take this tiger by the tail.
Sugar and Inflammation
I love when my work flows together. . . when this teaching leads to that concept and all of a sudden another piece of the health puzzle comes into crisp focus. continue reading
Water with Meals. . . Good or Bad?
I had always assumed that my distaste for drinking and eating at the same time came from an instinct that the two were misaligned. And while this may be true for my digestive system, it holds no credence. . . . continue reading
What’s a Healthy Bowel Movement?
Am I really going to talk about poop? Indeed I am. I know it’s not a pleasant topic. Yet it’s an issue that comes up a lot in my practice. continue reading
Recently I turned that geeky part of my thinking-brain to coffee. Just what are you brewing inside your body when you drink that daily cup of coffee? continue reading